India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.33%

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India shares lower at close of trade; Nifty 50 down 0.33%
Credit: © Reuters. – India equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Metals , Banking and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in NSE, the Nifty 50 declined 0.33%, while the BSE Sensex 30 index lost 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nifty 50 were Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (NS: BPCL ), which rose 3.08% or 13.25 points to trade at 441.90 at the close. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (NS: ARBN ) added 1.40% or 8.60 points to end at 624.10 and Coal India Ltd (NS: COAL ) was up 1.41% or 4.35 points to 312.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ICICI Bank Ltd (NS: ICBK ), which lost 2.83% or 8.85 points to trade at 304.95 in late trade. State Bank Of India (NS: SBI ) declined 2.16% or 5.80 points to end at 262.15 and UPL Ltd (NS: UPLL ) shed 1.99% or 14.50 points to 714.25.

The top performers on the BSE Sensex 30 were Coal India Ltd (BO: COAL ) which rose 1.05% to 312.80, IndusInd Bank Ltd. (BO: INBK ) which was up 1.04% to settle at 1697.25 and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (BO: HLL ) which gained 0.71% to close at 1325.65.

The worst performers were ICICI Bank Ltd (BO: ICBK ) which was down 2.63% to 305.25 in late trade, State Bank Of India (BO: SBI ) which lost 2.31% to settle at 262.55 and Infosys Ltd (BO: INFY ) which was down 1.19% to 1160.25 at the close.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 998 to 597 and 34 ended unchanged; on the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1493 fell and 1136 advanced, while 147 ended unchanged on the India National Stock Exchange.

The India VIX , which measures the implied volatility of Nifty 50 options, was up 1.94% to 14.0725.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.41% or 5.40 to $1312.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.84% or 0.52 to hit $61.12 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.83% or 0.54 to trade at $64.19 a barrel.

USD/INR was down 0.07% to 65.213, while EUR/INR fell 0.02% to 79.5013.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 90.67.

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